May 24, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/9/2014

› Emergency loans available for businesses impacted by flooding
Governor Rick Scott announced Thursday the activation of the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses impacted by last week’s flooding.

› Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF
In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

› AutoNation CEO Jackson and wife donate $3 million to nonprofits
AutoNation Chief Executive Mike Jackson and his wife Alice are donating $3 million of their personal funds to help fight cancer in South Florida and provide scholarships to at-risk youth nationwide.

› St. Petersburg to consider allowing businesses to put their names at medians
The City Council will again consider allowing businesses to "sponsor" medians, providing a way for companies to literally take their names to the street while allowing the city to offset maintenance costs.

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